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Have a DELL laptop Inspiron E1505, dont have the original disk (xp) but I have a DELL XP disk. After format I am missing some drivers to the machine, (video,WIFI,ETC) I know DELL website list the drivers all a cart, but on the drivers page is there a utility from DELL that I can download and run that will tell me which drivers exactly I need to add?

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I don't think so but Dell does off a very easy to use tool to download the drivers you need. Take a look at this:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

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The link you are refering to will work. Make sure you install the chipset drivers first then reboot & install the others.
Hi there,

If you are not sure what drivers you need you could also download this free tool:

http://www.drivermax.com/

It can identify unknown hardware and then download the latest drivers for it.

Hope this helps
-FB

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forstburn is this like driverhq? I know its free...versus paid but this is exactly something I am looking for...an all in one fix
It is similar in that it installs on your PC then detects unknown hardware and known hardware drivers and then you can use the built in download manager to get the drivers you need and install them.

It has a whole bunch of recommendations on the site and is an official Microsoft partner.

Hope it helps you out
-FB

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Or try this:
Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Information. Click on "components" and highlight "problem devices". Any hardware device with a driver problem will be listed here. Make a note of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will contain a Vendor number and a Device number (VEN. . . . DEV. . . .)
both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:

http://www.pcidatabase.com/index.php

This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number. From this you can determine which Dell download you require...


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